Friday, August 28, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

De Palm Island Aruba

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Aruba's De Palm Island has added two new attractions- Zipline and Air-Jumpers.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Giving back to the community

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A new and rather unique initiative comes from the management of the Aruba Coffee Roasting Company: together with its employees they spent a day working as volunteers at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. The owners of this special company, Frank and Sheri Tieleman, believe in the concept of giving back to the community and they urge their employees to do the same. As a 100 percent Aruban company they started at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary as they view the donkey as a symbol of Aruban history.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Preparations Are In Full Swing for the Eat Local Restaurant Week

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Starting September 28 and lasting through October 9 2015, the One happy island of Aruba invites guests to explore local culinary delights during the Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week.

Preparations are in full swing for this culinary event, highlighting authentic Aruban cuisine for two full weeks. The restaurants’ prix-fixe meals allow visitors to enjoy local cuisine for a very reasonable price, with lunches costing $15 and dinners $30-- $40.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sparkling Donkey Teeth Thanks to American Dentist

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Pictured above Blanca, Darlene Conserva, dr. Peter Conserva en dr. Ricardo Contreras Oduber

The volunteers of Aruba's Donkey Sanctuary have been taking care of their donkeys for years now: they feed them and they provide first aid when needed. Professional medical aid is given by Dr. Ricardo Contreras Oduber, who has a clinic in Noord. With a herd of some 130 donkeys there is almost always a reason to call for the vet.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aruba Invests $100 Million In Island Upgrades

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Aruba's ongoing, $1 billion+ island revitalization and beautification project, the destination recently invested more than $100 million in significant hotel updates to enhance visitors' experiences, with an additional $50 million planned for next year. The Aruba Airport Authority also fully renovated the Reina Beatrix International Airport, introducing new amenities and services true to the One happy island brand.

Major recent/upcoming property enhancements include:

Divi Resorts: Will have invested $36 million by end of 2016 – covering construction of 60 new luxury rooms at the Divi All-Inclusive and a 135-suite addition to the Divi Phoenix. Divi Dutch Village rooms will also receive a new look.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RIU Hotels reopens the Riu Palace Aruba following a 25-million dollar renovation

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Palma de Mallorca, August 3, 2015- RIU Hotels & Resorts reopens its emblematic Riu Palace Aruba after investing 25 million dollars in a complete renovation. This Palm Beach resort, which opened its doors for the first time in 2007, now has a luxurious, elegant and modern style combined with new services and facilities, featuring an infinity pool overlooking the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.

All of the interiors of the newly renovated Riu Palace Aruba are decorated in the modern style the RIU Hotels chain is introducing in all its new projects. A concept based on clean, contemporary lines, where fresh, vibrant colours play a leading role. Likewise, its 450 rooms also have a new modern and comfortable image paired with the latest technology, such as flat-screen satellite TV, an electronic safe, and free WiFi.